Our mascot, Mushy the chanterelle mushroom

Chanterelles are mycorrhizal mushrooms.

Mycorrhizal mushrooms form mutually beneficial relationships with plants, where the mycorrhizae help the plants get food from the soil, and the plants help the mycorrhizae get food from the sun.

Back in the Devonian age, when ocean plants started to colonize the land, they would not have been able to do so without forming relationships with mycorrhizal fungi that were already there.